Lakers Podcast: Tanking Troubles, Trading Draft Picks, & Why Luke Walton Is...

Lakers Podcast: Tanking Troubles, Trading Draft Picks, & Why Luke Walton Is A Star

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The Los Angeles Lakers are coming down the home stretch of a difficult season, and their tanking efforts to secure a top draft pick aren’t exactly going according to plan. Our latest episode of CourtCast features guest Chris McGee commiserating with host Trevor Lane over the predicament the Lakers find themselves in.

We dig into just how important the draft picks are and what options the Lakers gain if they are able to retain their selection. They also discuss what it is that makes Luke Walton the perfect coach for the Lakers moving forward, and why the new front office with Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka will be able to find success where the old one couldn’t.

Finally, should the Lakers consider trading some draft picks if it means getting Luol Deng or Timofey Mozgov off their books? All that and much more on this episode of CourtCast:

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Twitter: @Trevor_Lane, @geeter3

0:50- Surviving the tank

4:45- How veteran players react to tanking

6:45- Why tanking is so difficult for fans

11:30- Will the Phoenix Suns win another game?

14:00- Why keeping the pick matters so much

18:15- Geeter on why Luke Walton is a superstar

31:10- D’Angelo Russell, shooting guard?

34:00- Magic Johnson at the helm

37:00- Moving Mozgov and Deng

38:00- Trade the pick?

43:00- Geeter’s Favorite Stories From Covering The Lakers